Mercedes presented an American camper based on Vito

Mercedes presented an American camper based on Vito

November 11, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Mercedes-Benz expands the Metris lineup in the US with the Metris Getaway van.

The Metris is the American version of the Mercedes camper sold in Europe under the Vito name, but unlike its European counterpart, the American has not yet officially offered a converted camper version. That changed as Mercedes-Benz teamed up with American van manufacturer Driverge Vehicle Innovations to offer a camper conversion based on its midsize van.

The project was first unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in February when the vehicle was unveiled as the Metris Weekender. Now renamed the Metris Getaway, the camper is available at US dealerships with a range of upgrades designed to make life on the road more comfortable. Driverge’s standard equipment includes a retractable roof with sleeping area, a multi-purpose rear seat that converts into a bed, and swivel front seats that instantly convert the camper into a living room.

Mercedes Metris models are also equipped with a second battery and a rail for the rear seat so that it can slide along the passenger compartment, opening up extra space. Of course, the Metris Getaway can be upgraded with additional equipment such as a pull-out kitchen in the rear compartment, an awning, a rear tent, as well as mosquito nets for sliding doors and a rear hatch.

In addition, roof racks are available to accommodate surfboards and other sports equipment, as well as solar panels for maximum autonomy. In terms of personalization options, there are about 200 body wrap film colors available.